t's the end of an era for ROCKWIRED.COM! Due to a busy schedule, a change in the times, and perhaps that natural evolution of an online music publication, ROCKWIRED is stepping out of the podcasting arena that it has been engaged in since 2010 and has officially pulled the plug on it's weekly music program ROCK SHOW. "It really boiled down to not having time to produce a two hour weekly show." Says ROCKWIRED founder BRIAN LUSH, who hosted the show with RITA LOUISE. "The initial response was amazing but finding the time while you've got an online magazine to run was very difficult and becasue of that, the show suffered in terms of output and response. ROCKWIRED is a very serious thing for us and for me. The writing has proven to be more effective than any podcasting that we've been doing. It's something that flies in the face of what everyone tells you about podcasting - that it's more effective than writing or blogging or whatever. Clearly for people that come to ROCKWIRED, what we write is more important and it's been reflected in the traffic that we receive. So, for the foreseeable future, there will be no more podcasting from ROCKWIRED."
Despite ROCKWIRED abandoning podcasting, LUSH does not deny the power of successful podcasting and now that ROCKWIRED is out of the game, he will use his platform to help draw attention to various podcasts and online radio stations in the immediate future. ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE has recently partnered with the fledgling non-profit group THE INTERNET RADIO ORGANIZATION and will work to promote various podasters, online radio hosts and online radio stations with the same gusto as they have independent rock bands and musicians. "Podcasting and the presence of online radio is very important to independent recording artists. It's keeping it all afloat and giving listeners an alternative to what they hear on terrestrial radio. ROCKWIRED maybe out of the game, but we still feel that radio that promotes independent music is something worth championing. And now that we are aligned with THE INTERNET RADIO ORGANIZATION, I'm positive that we can open people's eyes to what all is out there and hopefully make them fans of these shows and outlets."
Additionally, podcasts and online radio stations will get a little some recognition in ROCKWIRED'S upcoming 2019 READER'S POLL AWARDS with the addition of three new categories, BEST ONLINE RADIO SHOW OR PODCAST and BEST ONLINE RADIO STATION.
Ever since the inception of ROCKWIRED.COM, the publication has always been accompanied by some sort of audio accompaniment. From 2005 to 2009, the website worked in conjunction with the weekly online radio show ROCKWIRED LIVE which was featured on the online radio station KTSTFM.COM. In 2010, ROCKWIRED shifted it's attention to producing it's own semi-daily podcast series ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES. The initial response to this podcast series was extraordinary and led to the production of other programs such as ABORIGINAL SOUNDS - A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND FIRST NATIONS MUSIC and a weekly jazz program called JAZZED AND BLUE - PROFILES IN BLUES AND JAZZ. As ROCKWIRED turned it's attention to publishing the monthly publication ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE, ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES came to an end and was replaced by the weekly two hour podcast ROCK SHOW. "We've had invested in this podcasting movement but now, we've got to focus on being an online magazine and continue with our success in that arena." Says LUSH. "I say this all with a lump in my throat, but as a publication, we've got to do what we've got to do."
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